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African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacob K. Olupona

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199790586
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction offers a wide-ranging look at the myriad indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, drawing on archeological ... More
2. Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings

2. Gods, ancestors, and spirit beings  

Jacob K. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199790586
In African indigenous religions, the principal deities, spirits, gods, ancestors, and personal and impersonal forces are regarded as active agents in the created world, with theistic and ... More
5. Sacred arts and ritual performances

5. Sacred arts and ritual performances  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199790586
African visual and oral life are textured with religious meaning. In the contemporary period, African art objects are interpreted in the context of African's historical and cultural ... More

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